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1. 16 night Bounty Adventure Cruise X848 ex Sydney on 18 Oct 2018, from $2,674
2. 10 night Melanesian Discovery Cruise X909 ex Sydney on 11 Feb 2019, from $1,349
3. 7 night Southern Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise X837 ex Sydney on 2 Aug 2018, from $1,049
4. 10 night Discover Vanuatu Cruise X845 ex Sydney on 24 Sep 2018, from $1,249
5. 8 night A Taste of New Caledonia Cruise X839 ex Sydney on 13 Aug 2018, from $2,099

Pacific Explorer cruises for 2018-2019-2020


Pacific Explorer sails from Sydney. Join the ‘Tribute to the King’ – Elvis – 3-night cruise departing May 17, 2019. Each year a 6-night cruise departs Sydney for Melbourne to take in the Melbourne Cup, staying two nights. Tickets and transfers to the Cup are included...read more

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Pacific Explorer Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2018 CRUISES

19

JUL

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

Sunshine Coast Cruise
4

Currently sailing

N/A

23

JUL

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

2 Up to AUD$100 OBC

Sold out

N/A

2

AUG

Pacific Explorer cruises

7

NIGHTS

13

$1,049

$150

9

AUG

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

2

$1,401

$350

13

AUG

Pacific Explorer cruises

8

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$2,099

$262

21

AUG

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

13 Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,349

$135

31

AUG

Pacific Explorer cruises

8

NIGHTS

$1,049

$131

8

SEP

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

$549

$183

11

SEP

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,099

$110

11

SEP

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

5 Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,099

$110

21

SEP

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

$429

$143

24

SEP

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,249

$125

4

OCT

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$785

$196

8

OCT

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,249

$125

18

OCT

Pacific Explorer cruises

16

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$2,674

$167

3

NOV

Pacific Explorer cruises

6

NIGHTS

$1,749

$292

24

NOV

Pacific Explorer cruises

13

NIGHTS

$2,474

$190

7

DEC

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X855
Departs: Sydney

$608

$203

10

DEC

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$449

$112

14

DEC

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$499

$125

18

DEC

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

Christmas Cruise X858
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,099

$110

28

DEC

Pacific Explorer cruises

12

NIGHTS

New Years Cruise X901
Departs: Sydney
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,699

$142

2019 CRUISES

9

JAN

Pacific Explorer cruises

8

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$899

$112

17

JAN

Pacific Explorer cruises

8

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$799

$100

25

JAN

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

$574

$191

28

JAN

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$549

$137

1

FEB

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X906
Departs: Sydney

$449

$150

4

FEB

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$549

$137

8

FEB

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X908
Departs: Sydney

$439

$146

11

FEB

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,349

$135

21

FEB

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$549

$137

25

FEB

Pacific Explorer cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$949

$136

4

MAR

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$549

$137

8

MAR

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X913
Departs: Sydney

$449

$150

11

MAR

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,349

$135

21

MAR

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$599

$150

25

MAR

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$579

$145

29

MAR

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X917
Departs: Sydney

$499

$166

1

APR

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$599

$150

5

APR

Pacific Explorer cruises

8

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$999

$125

13

APR

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,549

$155

23

APR

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$599

$150

27

APR

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X922
Departs: Sydney

$599

$200

30

APR

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

$1,199

$120

10

MAY

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X924
Departs: Sydney

$449

$150

13

MAY

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$649

$162

17

MAY

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

$709

$236

20

MAY

Pacific Explorer cruises

8

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$899

$112

28

MAY

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$599

$150

1

JUN

Pacific Explorer cruises

7

NIGHTS

$799

$114

8

JUN

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X930
Departs: Sydney

$539

$180

11

JUN

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$699

$175

15

JUN

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X932
Departs: Sydney

$599

$200

18

JUN

Pacific Explorer cruises

6

NIGHTS

Dark Mofo Cruise X933
Departs: Sydney

$799

$133

24

JUN

Pacific Explorer cruises

12

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,874

$156

6

JUL

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$739

$185

10

JUL

Pacific Explorer cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,399

$155

19

JUL

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X937
Departs: Sydney

$699

$233

22

JUL

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,499

$150

1

AUG

Pacific Explorer cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,099

$157

8

AUG

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$659

$165

12

AUG

Pacific Explorer cruises

8

NIGHTS

$899

$112

20

AUG

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,199

$120

30

AUG

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X943
Departs: Sydney

$599

$200

2

SEP

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$699

$175

6

SEP

Pacific Explorer cruises

8

NIGHTS

$1,139

$142

14

SEP

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

$449

$150

17

SEP

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,499

$150

27

SEP

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X948
Departs: Sydney

$599

$200

30

SEP

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$769

$192

4

OCT

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X950
Departs: Sydney

$699

$233

7

OCT

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

$1,649

$165

17

OCT

Pacific Explorer cruises

16

NIGHTS

$2,299

$144

2

NOV

Pacific Explorer cruises

6

NIGHTS

$1,599

$267

8

NOV

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X956
Departs: Sydney

$599

$200

11

NOV

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$749

$187

15

NOV

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

$599

$200

18

NOV

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$749

$187

22

NOV

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X960
Departs: Sydney

$599

$200

25

NOV

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

$1,399

$140

5

DEC

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$749

$187

9

DEC

Pacific Explorer cruises

5

NIGHTS

$699

$140

14

DEC

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X964
Departs: Sydney

$599

$200

17

DEC

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

$1,999

$200

27

DEC

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X966
Departs: Sydney

$749

$250

30

DEC

Pacific Explorer cruises

9

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,899

$211

2020 CRUISES

8

JAN

Pacific Explorer cruises

8

NIGHTS

$1,399

$175

16

JAN

Pacific Explorer cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,149

$230

21

JAN

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$799

$200

25

JAN

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

$649

$216

28

JAN

Pacific Explorer cruises

14

NIGHTS

Pacific Explorer cruise from Sydney to Singapore X006
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Singapore

$1,499

$107

28

FEB

Pacific Explorer cruises

14

NIGHTS

Pacific Explorer cruise from Singapore to Sydney X008
Departs: Singapore | Arrives: Sydney
Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,499

$107

13

MAR

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

$599

$200

16

MAR

Pacific Explorer cruises

7

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$50 OBC

$1,199

$171

23

MAR

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$749

$187

27

MAR

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X012
Departs: Sydney

$599

$200

30

MAR

Pacific Explorer cruises

4

NIGHTS

$749

$187

3

APR

Pacific Explorer cruises

8

NIGHTS

$1,199

$150

11

APR

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X015
Departs: Sydney

$749

$250

14

APR

Pacific Explorer cruises

10

NIGHTS

Up to AUD$100 OBC

$1,699

$170

24

APR

Pacific Explorer cruises

3

NIGHTS

Comedy Cruise X017
Departs: Sydney

$549

$183

Pacific Explorer — Ship Review Rating: 4.2 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.

Life aboard Pacific Explorer
Pacific Explorer sails from Sydney. Join the ‘Tribute to the King’ – Elvis – 3-night cruise departing May 17, 2019. Each year a 6-night cruise departs Sydney for Melbourne to take in the Melbourne Cup, staying two nights. Tickets and transfers to the Cup are included. Meanwhile, Pacific Explorer runs cruises of 7 to 16 nights to the South Pacific islands, including Norfolk Island, as well as the popular ports in Tonga, Fiji, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu. Shorter 4-night cruises leave Sydney for Moreton Bay, 5-nights to Tasmania, and 7-night cruises visit Gladstone and the Sunshine Coast.

At 77,000 GT Pacific Explorer will be the largest ship in the fleet, and will be completely made over for P&O clientele. Built in 1997 and lately refurbished in 2017, her new 2017 look adds great changes in dining, entertainment and recreational offerings. This large resort ship gives the feel of uncrowded luxury, with access to a wide range of public rooms. The interiors will be attractive and warm, and the glassed-in upper decks provide plenty of light and connections with the outside world. The two show lounges and poolside Movie Screen will feature Australian entertainers, comedians, TV, movies and sports games. Gratuities will be included in your fare.

Accommodation
Accommodation includes 410 balcony rooms that include Suites with balcony, Mini-Suites with balcony, and Balcony. Balconies may have either solid steel or toughened glass railings. Also there are 11 grades of Oceanview and Interior staterooms. The recent re-build provides for 22 inter-connecting pairs of cabins for families, and many cabins have a third or fourth bed available. All cabins are spacious with wardrobes, ensuites, and twin beds mostly convertible to queen size. Facilities include flat screen TV, fridge, personal safe, and an interactive video system. Outside cabins have a large window or porthole in the case of a few. Interconnecting cabins for families and groups allow quad-quad, twin-quad, triple-triple, and twin-twin bedding.

The Mini-Suites come with tub and shower and a range of extras, and can accommodate three or four. (Check out whether the deck 11 Suites allow for night-time quietness.) Note that room-service meals come at extra charge. Sixteen cabins are wheelchair accessible. Cots are available for children under three years. The entire ship has been newly re-carpeted and staterooms refreshed. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas, and excludes staterooms and balconies.

Food and Dining
Dining-wise, there are multiple eateries onboard Pacific Explorer. Dining is where and when you like: “Your Choice Dining” at two main dining options, the formal Waterfront Restaurant (and dress up for the occasional formal dinner), and the casual Pantry with its contemporary café vibe. Designed as an international food market, The Pantry has nine cuisine selections, the ninth in the evening being Shell & Bones seafood. Also head for Angelo’s for Italian and Dragon Lady for Asian delights. There are four alternative (pay extra) options. The line’s celebrity chef Luke Mangan offers his Salt Grill steak and seafood restaurant., and for an exceptional evening make a reservation at Chef’s Table, which include a tour of the galley and commentary by the Executive Chef. 400 Gradi Pizzeria serves great pizzas at a price.

Casual dining options start with the al fresco Grill (pay) next to the pool for breakfast, lunch and through the evening. Also there is The Café for coffee and muffins and the like. Socialise at the many bars and lounges. There’s also the Love Riot pre-show dinner one can reserve. Families are well catered for: Children have their own menu changed daily in the Waterfront restaurant, and they may dine early. The crew have a name for friendliness and the food selection is plentiful and varied. Book dietary requests 60 days ahead of time.

Entertainment
The main attractions are the destinations: the South Pacific, New Zealand, and southern Australia. During sea days there’s plenty of activity day and night to keep you entertained. In the evening having two show lounges (both theatre and cabaret style) is a great way to give passengers more entertainment choices. The Love Riot main show attracts an extra charge for cocktail & souvenir glass; more for a degustation dinner. View all the action and latest movies on the Big Screen day and night on the pool deck. Other entertainment includes game shows and the adults-only Sit Down Comedy Club. On the Promenade deck is the dance floor. There are multiple bars and a casino, much live music and karaoke.

By day guests can join in a variety of organised activities such as bingo. Alternatively, just stroll around and shop duty-free, or for a quiet time retire to the Library/Card Room or Internet Café. An aft deck offers an adults-only Oasis spa area, complete with wicker beds, lounges, ottomans, pool and hot tubs. On Deck 12 are the health, spa and fitness centres, and HQ and HQ+ hangouts for 11 to 17 year olds. A Children’s Centre cater for ages 3 to 10 years. P&O Edge activities on the top deck include climbing, flying fox, laser tag and The Plank. Leisure spaces include gym, sports deck, jogging track, health spa complex, library/reading room, and medical centre.





































Explore the decks

Pacific Explorer deckplans

Pacific Explorer deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Accommodation includes 410 balcony rooms that include Suites with balcony, Mini-Suites with balcony, and Balcony. Balconies may have either solid steel or toughened glass railings. Also there are 11 grades of Oceanview and Interior staterooms. The recent re-build provides for 22 inter-connecting pairs of cabins for families, and many cabins have a third or fourth bed available. All cabins are spacious with wardrobes, ensuites, and twin beds mostly convertible to queen size. Facilities include flat screen TV, fridge, personal safe, and an interactive video system. Outside cabins have a large window or porthole in the case of a few. Interconnecting cabins for families and groups allow quad-quad, twin-quad, triple-triple, and twin-twin bedding.

The Mini-Suites come with tub and shower and a range of extras, and can accommodate three or four. (Check out whether the deck 11 Suites allow for night-time quietness.) Note that room-service meals come at extra charge. Sixteen cabins are wheelchair accessible. Cots are available for children under three years. The entire ship has been newly re-carpeted and staterooms refreshed. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas, and excludes staterooms and balconies.

Decks
Pacific Explorer

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Ship facts

Star rating: Pacific Explorer star rating
Maiden voyage: 1998
Number of decks: 10
Tonnage: 77441
Cabins: 999
Passenger capacity: 1998
Number of crew: 924

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Shops duty-free (outside Australia limits)
  • Shore Tours
  • No tipping, AUD on board
  • ANZ Defence Force onboard credit
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Waterfront Restaurant (with kid’s menus)
  • Dragon Lady (Asian)
  • Angelo’s (Italian)
  • The Pantry (10 choices)
  • Dietary requests (pre-book 60 days)
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Chef’s Table
  • 400 Gradi pizzeria
  • Shell & Bones (seafood)
  • Pre-show dinner at Waterfront, show in Black Circus
  • Room service menu 24h
  • OTHER DINING
  • Luke’s al fresco burgers
  • Poolside Lobster & Burger
  • Bars & night clubs (6)
  • Bar snacks, drinks
  • New Zealand Natural (pay)
  • Beverage package
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Marquee production shows
  • Black Circus show venue
  • Comedy Club (adults)
  • Poolside Screen (movies, sports)
  • Live music, nightclub, parties
  • Theme & Cocktail nights
  • Casino, trivia & game shows
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (2)
  • Waterslides (2)
  • Waterpark
  • Hot tubs (3)
  • The Oasis adult retreat
  • Wellness seminars
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness classes, Bootcamp at Sea
  • P&O Edge 19 activities (pay) (climbing, zipline, Plank)
  • Hosted deck games
  • Deck, board games
  • Lawn bowls
  • Jogging track
  • Classes for dance, art & craft, drinks, cooking, wine tasting (some pay)
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Whisky & wine tasting
  • Bingo, karaoke
  • Ceremonies, weddings, group events organised
  • Photo, video gallery
  • Library, Card Room
  • UNDER 18
  • Group centres for 2-6, 7-10, 11-14, 15-17 y
  • Sony Playstation VR
  • Group child minding (late night, pay)
  • OTHER
  • Internet, Wi-Fi areas (pay)
  • Mobile (Int’l roaming; pay provider)
  • ATM on board
  • Laundry (self-service & pay)
  • Wheelchair accessible cabins
  • Elevators
  • Medical centre
  • Smoking outdoor areas
  • Power 3-pin 220/240V
  • Daily newsletter
  • Advise dietary, medical, mobility needs at booking

What's included? ▼

  • Gratuities & Service charges for Australia-based ships
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea, milk & hot snacks
  • Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Most activities onboard, gym, some fitness classes
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (2-17 y)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Weddings, ceremonies, group events options
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Pre-arranged dietary requests (60 days notice)

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Specialty restaurants & The Grill
  • Room service menu items
  • Some activities and entertainment: P&O Edge, arcade games
  • Casino, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry services
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Childcare night services (3-12 y 10:30pm-1am)
  • Passport, travel documentations, vaccination & visas``
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in taxes, fees, port expenses
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • Credit card 1.5% service fee
  • REMINDERS
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
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Reviewer: Carol B, VIC
Date: 3 February 2017
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